Mt. Kailash Yatra
Mt. Kailash Yatra

Kailash Yatra – Kathmandu overland -13 Nights 14 Days

Trip Duration
13 Days
Trip Grade
Tourist bus or private vehicle
Max. Altitude
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel, lodge, guesthouse, camping
April to September

Tour overview

The Kailash Yatra is a sacred pilgrimage to Mount Kailash, which is considered a holy site by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and followers of the ancient Bon religion. It is located in the remote region of Tibet, near the borders of Nepal and India.

The itinerary you mentioned, “Kailash Yatra – Kathmandu overland – 13 Nights 14 Days,” suggests a journey from Kathmandu, Nepal, to Mount Kailash and back. While I can’t provide specific details for a tour beyond my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, I can give you a general overview of what such a pilgrimage might entail. Please note that it’s always best to consult with a travel agency or tour operator for the most up-to-date information and to plan your trip.


Meet our representative from Trip to at TIA Airport Kathmandu. Airport pick up and drive to hotel. Overnight Kathmandu. Briefing of the tour.
Distance: 30 mins to hotel
Altitude: 1350 m above sea level
Climate: 20 - 30 ° C during day time
Room: Hotel on twin sharing
Meals: Dinner
Stay : 3 Star Hotel

Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu .In the afternoon free for packing and preparation for the trip. Overnight stay Attraction : Pashupatinath temple and Budhanilkhanta temple and other monastery.
Altitude: 1500m max
Climate: 18° C to32° C
Room: Hotel on twin sharing bathroom
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Stay: 3 Star Hotel

After Breakfast Drive to Syabrubasi North of Kathmandu passing trishuli river and village which is the international border between Nepal and china Rashuwa Gadi .
Distance: 145 KM-7 hrs (Depends upon road condition ) Altitude: Dunche (2000 m) Syabrubenshi (1600 m)
Climate: 14° C to30° C
Room: Sharing basis room with common bathroom
Meal: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Stay : Best Available Guest House

Drive to Rasuwa Gadhi which is approximately 45 minutes drive from Syabrubenshi. Upon arrival complete the immigration formalities and continue drive to Kyirong country which is 150 KM/3 hrs at an altitude of 3950 m.
Distance: 3 hrs
Altitude: 3950m
Climate: 4° C to23° C
Room: Sharing basis room with Attached bathroom
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Stay: Best available Hotel

After breakfast drive to Dongba This drive offers plenty of natural scenery like Brahamaputra river, Paigu-Tso lake.
Distance: 335 km 7 hrs Drive
Altitude: 4000m
Climate: 0° C to18° C
Room: Sharing basis room with common bathroom
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Stay: Best available Hotel

Continue drive to Mansarovar passing through beautiful scenery, fill spiritual water of Lake Manasarovar and Parikrama of lake by vehicle (3 hrs-110 KM)

Distance: 2 hrs -110 km
Altitude: 4500m
Climate: 0° C to18° C (-0 ° C during night )
Room: Sharing basis room with common bathroom
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Stay: Best Available guest house

Morning take a holy dip at the lake and perform Puja, Homa etc. at Mansarovar Lake. Late afternoon drive to Darchen (2 hrs)
Distance: 1.30 minutes drive
Altitude: 4630m
Climate: Windy cold 0° C to18° C (-0 ° C during night )
Room: Sharing basis room with common bathroom
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Stay: Best available Hotel

After short drive to Tarbocha we will visit Yam Dwar and this is the starting point of Kora, after 12 KM trek (5-6 hrs) we will visit Deraphuk, which is North face of mount Kailash also known as feet of lord Shiva. Then we will touch feet (Charan Sparsha). Also pilgrims who do not want to trek around (Parikrama) Kailash can go back to Darchen and wait for the rest of the group to arrive from parikrama on next day.

Distance: 12 km (5-6 hrs Walk )
Altitude: 4970m
Climate: Windy cold 0° C to18° C (-0 ° C during night )
Room: Sharing basis room with common bathroom
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Stay: Best available Hotel

This is the tough part of the trek. We ascend more higher and cross about 6 km distance through the rugged trial After breakfast trek to Zhuthulphuk 10hrs via Kuber pass ,Kuber Kunda, Kuber valley.
Distance: 5530 m, Zhuthulphuk 4790 m
Climate: Windy and cold. Below 0° C at night.
Room: Sharing basis room with common bathroom
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Stay : Best available guest house

After breakfast, trek to Chongdo (ending point) which is a 3 hour walk. Then we drive to Darchen and meet the pilgrims who didn’t do the Parikrama after that start to drive to dongba or saga .Rest
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Stay: Best available Hotel
Back to Kyirong country overnight Stay .Get relaxed and stay .As our team member will help you with the necessary things.
Distance: 270 KM- 4 hrs.
Altitude: 3950 m above sea-level
Climate: Windy cold 0° C to18° C (-0 ° C during night)
Room: Sharing basis room with attached bathroom
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Stay: Guest House

Complete the immigration formalities at Rasuwa Gadhi boarder and drive to Kathmandu around (9-11 hrs-265 KM).
Distance: 265km 10 hrs drive
Altitude: 1350 m above sea-level
Climate: 18° C to 30° C
Room: Twin Sharing basis room
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Stay: 3 Star Hotel

Trip concludes and final departure to the airport or plan next trip. Your Trip leader will drop you to airport for a final departure with warm greetings
Distance: Depends upon location of hotel & Airport.
Altitude: 1350 m above sea-level
Climate: 18° C to 30° C
Room: Check out time 12 noon
Meals: Breakfast
Stay: Checked out .(Plan for next Nepal tour.)


  • Arrival & departure transportation By private Vehicle
  • Sightseeing tour with guide.
  • 3 night’s hotel at Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with all meals.
  • Tibet side: accommodation in Hotels & Guest House.
  • Pure vegetarian meals (breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner) providing by our counterpart by our staff.
  • English and Hindi Speaking Guide
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Basic first-aid kit. Oxygen cylinders in bus
  • Kailash permit & normal Tibet/ China visa fee.
  • Private Transportation required for land transfer in Tibet and Nepal .
  • Emergency rescue services.
  • Kailash Parikarma entry fees and permits
  • Manasarovar Entry Fees
  • All required tax and services charges
  • Langtang National Park Entry fees .
  • Water ,sweets and fruits in Bus
  • Down Jacket ,Duffel bag, Day Pack Bag ,Woolen caps .
  • Puja Material.

Not Included

  • Airfares from Home – Kathmandu – Home
  • All beverages
  • Travel Insurance of clients
  • Emergency evacuation expenses.
  • Riding Yak/Horse for Kailash Parikrama (direct payable to Yak/horse herder)
  • Expenses of personal urgent visa fee etc & Services other than specified
  • Addition cost due to any political disturbance.
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamities and unforeseen circumstances
  • Tibet or extra stay at Kathmandu

Useful Info

1:Booking a trip
Valid passport for six month and more and 6passport size photographs copy(scan copy or send to contact person with 25% amount of the entire trip cost is required to be paid. while the rest of the payment should be done upon your arrival in Nepal before departure of your trip. Please do your planning carefully as per your budget and time. You need to make booking before 40 days of departure dates.
2:Passport & Visas
All the travelers should have valid passport for six month and visa can be obtain from Nepalese embassy or consulate in India, however visa is stamp at the time of arrival in Airport. For yatra you get a group visa and we get entry in group as per size. While submitting passport for visa it’s not necessary to send your old passport.
3:Change/Delay in Program
Sometime due to the unavoidable circumstances like bad climate, political unrest, landslides, health illness, natural disasters which are beyond human control may occur, we will be happy to refer you for any alternative trip to suit you.
4: Travel Insurance
It is advisable you compulsory have your travel insurance to cover accidents, emergency rescue in case of unfavorable climatic condition.
We may collect the personal details and information for official uses. But the information provided by individual will not be shared or published without the individual consent. We respect the privacy of every individual
Accommodation: Luxury and good standard hotel are in Kathmandu.
Tibet side
Hotel Himalayan 4*Hotel and same Category
Hotel Himalayan (Darchen) 4* and same Hotel Category
Manasarovar: Dormitory style Guest House with common bathroom. During Kailash Parikarma : Sharing basis Dormitory with Common Toilets.
All pure and freshly cooked vegetarian meals during entire trip of MT.Kailash with experienced Indian and continental cook and Sherpa’s from Nepal .Every Meal would be Buffet.
Meals Arrangement

We have arrange all pure and freshly cooked Indian vegetarian meals whereas all the foods required are transferred from Nepal and fruits juice and vegetables are brought in local market. All our Team and staff will take care of you arrangement from wake up tea to the night bed .

Trip leaders
All trips leaders are one of our professional English-Hindi speaking trip leaders who are different from the tour guides our trip leaders are trained they know the areas like their backyards and have explored like dozens of times. With an experience of more than ten years, every one of them has served more than hundreds of guests from all over the world. They are responsible, trustworthy and have their own life experience and story to share which will add more fun and safety to your trip to Kailash. We put the cost of paying our guides a good wage straight into the tour price so they are happy and not reliant on guest's spending money shopping to earn their own salaries. Thus they concentrate on your needs and being the best hosts to you that possibly can.
While going to high altitude Parts of your trips above 2500 meters/9200 feet where it is common for travelers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude - regardless of your age, gender and fitness. Take it easy, and follow our suggestions to reduce the sickness effects. The altitude problem is a very common for everyone who arrives at the high altitude region from lower altitude area, but some are effected seriously and some are not, so there is certain way to prevent it or minimize its effect by preparing before you go to highlands. Here we have listed some tips that we had experiences in the past years.

1. Mental preparation, altitude sickness is also can be helps psychological, so you should take it very normal and keep your mind in a comfortable state.

2. Keep your body physically fit, so exercise regularly and make physically fit.

3. Sleep well and rest well on the day before your arrival to high altitude.

4. Take everything slowly for the first couple of days when you arrived in high altitude region, walk slowly and try to sleep lower altitude first.
5. Drink enough water and avoid alcohols.

We recommend that you insure yourself against sickness, emergency surface or air rescue, accident, trip cancellation, medical treatment, hospitalization etc. We regret that such policies are not available in Nepal.
You can make calls from almost everywhere. Tibet has good networking for mobile phones. And during stay at hotels you can use wife if available otherwise you find a Chinese Sim-card on purchase which may cost 200 Yuan.

Clothing, equipment and accessories:
While driving, it will be warm inside the vehicle but windy cold outside. Mornings and evenings will be generally cold therefore warm clothing will be required. We recommend that you bring the following clothing and accessories with you.
1. Good well worn-in walking shoes.
2. Warm comfortable trekking boots.
1. Wool shirts
2. Cotton shirts
3. Regular underwear
4. Thermal underwear
5. Culottes/trousers for women
6. Trousers/shorts for men
7. Wind and rain gear with hood
8. Wool hat/mittens/gloves
9. Other hats
10. Wool and cotton socks
11. Sweaters
12. Lined zip jacket/down jacket with hood
13. Track suit
14. Sleeping clothes
1. Personal first-aid
2. Toilet Kit
3. Flash light/torch with extra batteries
4. Sun glasses
5. Water bottle
6. Swim suit (for use before and after Tibet trip)
7. Note book, pens, pencils
8. Plastic bags for reading material, film, cameras etc
9. Dust mask, silk scarves for use against dust
10. Sun block cream and lip salve, sanitizer
- Passport (with photocopies)
- Travel Insurance (with photocopies)
- Airline Tickets (with photocopies)
- Some recent two inch colorized photo
- RMB Cash
- Credit or debit card


  • Is a visa required for the Kailash Yatra - Kathmandu overland pilgrimage?

    Yes, a visa is required for traveling to Tibet. You will need to obtain a Tibet Travel Permit, which is typically arranged by a licensed tour operator as part of the pilgrimage package.

  • How physically demanding is the Kailash Yatra pilgrimage?

    The Kailash Yatra pilgrimage can be physically demanding, particularly during the Kailash Parikrama trek. The trek involves hiking at high altitudes and challenging terrain. It is recommended to be in good physical health, adequately prepare with regular exercise, and consult with a healthcare professional before undertaking the journey.

  • What are the accommodation options during the pilgrimage?

    Accommodation options during the Kailash Yatra pilgrimage can vary. In major towns and cities along the route, there are usually hotels or guesthouses available. However, during the trek and at remote locations, basic guesthouses or tented camps are more common.

  • What should I pack for the Kailash Yatra pilgrimage?

    It is essential to pack warm clothing, including layers, as the temperatures can be cold, especially at higher altitudes. Other recommended items include sturdy hiking boots, trekking poles, a good quality sleeping bag, a backpack, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, personal medication, and a first aid kit.

  • Are there any age restrictions for the pilgrimage?

    While there are no specific age restrictions for the Kailash Yatra pilgrimage, it is important to consider the physical demands and high altitude involved. It is advisable to consult with your tour operator and healthcare professional to determine if the journey is suitable for individuals with specific health conditions or age-related concerns.

  • Is it necessary to hire a guide for the Kailash Yatra pilgrimage?

    Yes, it is generally required to hire a guide for the Kailash Yatra pilgrimage. Tibet has certain restrictions on independent travel, and the pilgrimage routes often require a licensed guide to ensure a safe and organized experience. The guide can provide valuable information, support, and assistance throughout the journey.

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